Welcome to another beautiful September morning and the long-dreaded Election Day! Remember to make your vote count for the issues you care about (animal rights, anyone?).
Today’s September Short Project is something I have been meaning to get to for a while. I saw these MDF frames at Bunnings ages ago, and had to get them – I knew they would look great somewhere (although I had no idea where!). They were $12.95 each.
I painted them white with my trusty can of antique white paint that is still going strong. It has a nice gloss to it and really classed up the frames.
Then they sat around the house for about 4 months while I debated what to do with them. Artistic photos of us? Scrapbook paper background? I tried both, but they just didn’t seem right.
Finally, it hit me – I now have some extra chalkboard paint after making my chalkboard wall, and I decided they would make great chalkboard frames!
Being the lazy person that I am, I just painted the back insert of the frame. I didn’t even use a brush – I laid the paint on thickly with a paper towel, so that I wouldn’t have to bother with oil paint cleanup.
Complete with cat hair!
After letting the frames dry for 48 hours, I slapped on a few designs with my chalk, and replaced the inserts into the frames.
Still complete with cat hair…
Needs a bit of a clean up!
I’ve been thinking of these frames for our powder room for a while, and to my happiness they really suited it. We have French provincial bathroom accessories, although you can’t really see them, and I think the frames match well!
The before shot.
I put the frames up using some helpful 3M stickies – what do you think of the final effect?
The after shot.
Check out some other September Short Projects: